The Okayama University Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences is a comparatively young Graduate School organization, with its origins in three Graduate Schools established in 1971 and 1977: the Graduate School of Literature (Master’s Program), the Graduate School of Law (Master’s Program), and the Graduate School of Economics (Master’s Program). The origins of Okayama University itself, however, can be traced back to Okayama-han Medical University, which was established by the Ikeda Clan in 1870, and its successor, Okayama Medical University, and to the No. 6 High School established in 1900. This long and unbroken tradition is carried on to the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Refer to the following Historical Sketch for more details.